Pilot killed, passenger hurt in Michigan helicopter crash

Crash happened in Leavitt Township

Published On: Dec 02 2012 02:01:53 PM EST
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LEAVITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

West Michigan authorities say a helicopter with two men aboard crashed in a remote federal wetlands, killing the pilot and injuring his passenger.
 
   The Oceana County sheriff's department says the crash happened Saturday in Leavitt Township, near Walkerville and about 55 miles north-northwest of Grand Rapids.
 
   The department says 49-year-old Thomas Slocum was flying his helicopter over a federally owned wetlands area called Tanner's Swamp when it crashed.
 
   Twenty-eight-year-old Matt Williams of Hart was seriously hurt in the crash. He was taken to a hospital in Grand Rapids.